Friday, October 29, 2010

Potato Candy-Week 5


One of things that I remember my mom making every Christmas is this potato candy. She learned from her granny, who is someone I wished I could have known. I hear I am just like she was. Before now, I never could get this candy to turn out. It is strange to me how when you add powdered sugar to a boiled potato, it liquefies...resulting in adding more sugar until it becomes a ball of dough. So before now, I would cheat. I would take a can of vanilla frosting and a 1 lb box of powdered sugar mix it all together until a ball would form. Hey, it worked for me and my mother would always say "your granny would not be proud", in my defense, I never met the woman so how would I know? She should have left me some sort of book. :)


Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies is here and that leaves 7 more weeks of some yummy things! I can now say that my Great Granny would be proud of me for making this the way she would. I now don't have to buy the canned stuff, because I now have the potato candy making as a success!


I think I should go ahead and tell you that I don't have an exact recipe, I'll just kind of explain how I did it. :)


Potato Candy


1 small potato, peeled, quartered and boiled until done


2lb bag of powdered sugar


Peanut Butter


Put the cooled potato in a medium bowl (I used my mixer with the paddle attachment) slowly add the powdered sugar, the potato will become liquefied, keep adding the powdered sugar until it forms a ball. You won't use the whole bag of powdered sugar, but you may need a little more or less than the 1 lb box. Once you have a ball, lightly dust your workspace with the powdered sugar and roll out the dough to the thickness that you like. Spread with peanut butter, and again, this is to your liking add as much or as little, just make sure that if you add more that your seam is sealed so it doesn't leak out when rolled up. Roll you dough pinwheel style and once rolled slice into slices.

Week 5 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


33 comments:

Bethie said...

OMGosh there was a lady in my mother's woman's club who would make this, NOW, I know how. It is sooooooo good.

Heidi... said...

I had potato candy for the first time last year and couldn't stop eating it! Thanks for the recipe!

~H

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Love the sounds of this--I've never eaten or made potato candy..thanks for the reminder!

Lee Ann said...

I had never heard of potato candy until this year... My mom and I make candy together every year,think I'll add this one to the mix... Great story by the way. I have recipes from my great grandmother too... makes you feel closer to them somehow by making their recipes.

Bonnie said...

Well, I am definately going to have to try this one. I have never heard of potato candy and I am very intrigued!!!

Pam said...

The first time I made this and I got liquid to start with it totally freaked me out! I love this - hubby was very apprehensive of it the first time I made it, now he wants it every year! : )

Jamie said...

This is so unique. I have never heard of such candy. Thanks for sharing this recipe you grew up with.

Cara! said...

OH I LOVE potato candy!!

Megan said...

I've never had potato candy but what ab interesting and fun recipe!

Trisha said...

Sounds interesting ... i've never had this before but will definitely give it a try ... thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I've never heard of anythinglike this befreo. How yummy! I'm going to have to try this for sure!

Dajana said...

That is totally cool, never heard of anything similar, I'm so curious about its taste

Tracy said...

I have never heard of this but it sounds amazing! Since I'm Polish and we use potato in everything, I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. ;-)

Mickey said...

I've never made this but, it looks so simple that I will have to make this candy soon.
mickey

Lisa said...

That peanut butter swirl sounds like such a delicious addition to this. I've never had potato candy but yours sure looks pretty.

Ingrid said...

So it really has potato in it? Cool.
~ingrid

Joy said...

OMG i don't believe that is made out of potato.

Steph said...

I have never heard of anything like this before! But dang!! I'm am ready to give it a try!!

Marcellina said...

Wow what an interesting recipe! I must try it out!

crustabakes said...

i have never heard of tried potato candy before. But from the description it sounds delicious! I am sure ur grandmother would have been proud of u nonetheless, look at your amazing archive! :)

Katrina said...

Wow, I have a whole cookbook (I'm from Idaho) that uses potato in lots of things, even sweets, but I've never heard of this one. I don't know why I'm seeing these covered or drizzled in chocolate. ;)

Megan said...

What an unusual candy - I'm still trying to think of what it would taste like - but it has peanut butter in it so that means it MUST be good!

Sue said...

I've never heard of potato candy, but it sounds like it would be fun to make! I'll have to ask my son-in-law from Idaho if he's ever heard of it, or had it:)

Manu said...

Your potato candy looks great!

SA said...

I think I need to try this too, if for nothing else then I'm super curious as to what it tastes like!

Barbara Bakes said...

I have never heard of potato candy before. How fun! I love that you're making your grandma's treat.

RJ Flamingo said...

I've heard of this, but never tried it before - think I'm going to have to, now!

I didn't post my cookies this week because, well, they were disappointing to me, but I'm going to get right back on it, this week!

Thanks so much for playing in The #GreatHallowTweet this year! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Katie Rose said...

I also have never heard of sweet potato candy. These look really interesting, I think I might just have to try them :-)

Martha (MM) said...

Wonderful recipe! I've head about potato candy but have never tried it - now I can! Yummy :-)

Mary said...

This is awesome!! I never, NEVER thought about potatoes as candy. Really creative!

Jasnas' kitchen creations said...

I've just realised I entered into 'your' space without knocking ('Coconut Biscuits').
All your cookies/biscuits/slices looked soooo good, I wanted to share my (Christmas) recipes with all of you. The Idea is awesome!

Katy said...

Yes! You can't imagine how happy I am after reading about someone else's experience with potato candy. I grew up making it with my parents, who made it with their parents, etc. Thanks for sharing the wonder of this treat with everyone :)

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Potato Candy-Week 5


One of things that I remember my mom making every Christmas is this potato candy. She learned from her granny, who is someone I wished I could have known. I hear I am just like she was. Before now, I never could get this candy to turn out. It is strange to me how when you add powdered sugar to a boiled potato, it liquefies...resulting in adding more sugar until it becomes a ball of dough. So before now, I would cheat. I would take a can of vanilla frosting and a 1 lb box of powdered sugar mix it all together until a ball would form. Hey, it worked for me and my mother would always say "your granny would not be proud", in my defense, I never met the woman so how would I know? She should have left me some sort of book. :)


Week 5 of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies is here and that leaves 7 more weeks of some yummy things! I can now say that my Great Granny would be proud of me for making this the way she would. I now don't have to buy the canned stuff, because I now have the potato candy making as a success!


I think I should go ahead and tell you that I don't have an exact recipe, I'll just kind of explain how I did it. :)


Potato Candy


1 small potato, peeled, quartered and boiled until done


2lb bag of powdered sugar


Peanut Butter


Put the cooled potato in a medium bowl (I used my mixer with the paddle attachment) slowly add the powdered sugar, the potato will become liquefied, keep adding the powdered sugar until it forms a ball. You won't use the whole bag of powdered sugar, but you may need a little more or less than the 1 lb box. Once you have a ball, lightly dust your workspace with the powdered sugar and roll out the dough to the thickness that you like. Spread with peanut butter, and again, this is to your liking add as much or as little, just make sure that if you add more that your seam is sealed so it doesn't leak out when rolled up. Roll you dough pinwheel style and once rolled slice into slices.

Week 5 Twelve Weeks of Christmas:


33 comments:

Bethie said...

OMGosh there was a lady in my mother's woman's club who would make this, NOW, I know how. It is sooooooo good.

Heidi... said...

I had potato candy for the first time last year and couldn't stop eating it! Thanks for the recipe!

~H

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Love the sounds of this--I've never eaten or made potato candy..thanks for the reminder!

Lee Ann said...

I had never heard of potato candy until this year... My mom and I make candy together every year,think I'll add this one to the mix... Great story by the way. I have recipes from my great grandmother too... makes you feel closer to them somehow by making their recipes.

Bonnie said...

Well, I am definately going to have to try this one. I have never heard of potato candy and I am very intrigued!!!

Pam said...

The first time I made this and I got liquid to start with it totally freaked me out! I love this - hubby was very apprehensive of it the first time I made it, now he wants it every year! : )

Jamie said...

This is so unique. I have never heard of such candy. Thanks for sharing this recipe you grew up with.

Cara! said...

OH I LOVE potato candy!!

Megan said...

I've never had potato candy but what ab interesting and fun recipe!

Trisha said...

Sounds interesting ... i've never had this before but will definitely give it a try ... thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I've never heard of anythinglike this befreo. How yummy! I'm going to have to try this for sure!

Dajana said...

That is totally cool, never heard of anything similar, I'm so curious about its taste

Tracy said...

I have never heard of this but it sounds amazing! Since I'm Polish and we use potato in everything, I'm definitely going to have to give it a try. ;-)

Mickey said...

I've never made this but, it looks so simple that I will have to make this candy soon.
mickey

Lisa said...

That peanut butter swirl sounds like such a delicious addition to this. I've never had potato candy but yours sure looks pretty.

Ingrid said...

So it really has potato in it? Cool.
~ingrid

Joy said...

OMG i don't believe that is made out of potato.

Steph said...

I have never heard of anything like this before! But dang!! I'm am ready to give it a try!!

Marcellina said...

Wow what an interesting recipe! I must try it out!

crustabakes said...

i have never heard of tried potato candy before. But from the description it sounds delicious! I am sure ur grandmother would have been proud of u nonetheless, look at your amazing archive! :)

Katrina said...

Wow, I have a whole cookbook (I'm from Idaho) that uses potato in lots of things, even sweets, but I've never heard of this one. I don't know why I'm seeing these covered or drizzled in chocolate. ;)

Megan said...

What an unusual candy - I'm still trying to think of what it would taste like - but it has peanut butter in it so that means it MUST be good!

Sue said...

I've never heard of potato candy, but it sounds like it would be fun to make! I'll have to ask my son-in-law from Idaho if he's ever heard of it, or had it:)

Manu said...

Your potato candy looks great!

SA said...

I think I need to try this too, if for nothing else then I'm super curious as to what it tastes like!

Barbara Bakes said...

I have never heard of potato candy before. How fun! I love that you're making your grandma's treat.

RJ Flamingo said...

I've heard of this, but never tried it before - think I'm going to have to, now!

I didn't post my cookies this week because, well, they were disappointing to me, but I'm going to get right back on it, this week!

Thanks so much for playing in The #GreatHallowTweet this year! I hope you had as much fun as I did!

Katie Rose said...

I also have never heard of sweet potato candy. These look really interesting, I think I might just have to try them :-)

Martha (MM) said...

Wonderful recipe! I've head about potato candy but have never tried it - now I can! Yummy :-)

Mary said...

This is awesome!! I never, NEVER thought about potatoes as candy. Really creative!

Jasnas' kitchen creations said...

I've just realised I entered into 'your' space without knocking ('Coconut Biscuits').
All your cookies/biscuits/slices looked soooo good, I wanted to share my (Christmas) recipes with all of you. The Idea is awesome!

Katy said...

Yes! You can't imagine how happy I am after reading about someone else's experience with potato candy. I grew up making it with my parents, who made it with their parents, etc. Thanks for sharing the wonder of this treat with everyone :)

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